Things to see while you’re in Coolamon Shire for the Ardlethan Country Music Festival

Take a road trip to the awesome town of Ardlethan in the Riverina to the Ardlethan Country Music Festival & Talent Quest. Stay for a weekend… stay for a month… heck we don’t mind if you stay forever! Here’s just a few great things Coolamon Shire has to offer.

Visit the Up-To-Date Store Cultural Precinct where you will find an abundance of heritage and historical artefacts – including the World's only known Ball-Style Cash Railway System that is still in its original location! Anything and everything, from a plough to a piano could be purchased from the Up-To-Date Store, so come and see what the Up-To-Date Store has to offer.

Known as the Sheaf Hay Centre of Australia, the region produces some of the finest chaff in the land by using harvesting methods that are centuries old. Learn more about the area’s farming heritage at the Ganmain Hay Display Centre.

While you’re in Ganmain take a walk off the beaten track to the Murumbang Interpretive Nature Walk.  The trails wind around the Ganmain Forest, railway dams, Boggy Creek and incorporates two bird hides, and interpretive signage, then stop at the Interpretive Centre that provides picnic facilities for a bite to eat. From the waterside vegetation to the surrounding woodland, be prepared to watch a spectacular show from all wildlife on the Murumbang Interpretive Nature Walk.

Visit the Coolamon RSL Memorial Museum and discover the extensive collection of military items from Pre-Federation to the present day.

During your stay you must take a stroll through the streets of our community of towns and do some shopping! With many boutique giftware stores, antiques stores and eateries that showcase delicious food and striking art, you will be able to shop ‘til you drop!

Cristy Houghton